Reiki (pronounced ‘ray-kee’) is a natural system of energy healing, which is administered by placing the hands on or near the recipient.
We are surrounded by all sorts of energy, some we can see, such as light; others we cannot see but know they exist, such as X-rays that allow our bones to be seen on photographic plates. We all have a ‘life force’ which leaves us when we die, as do animals and plants. This latter energy is called Chi, or Ki.
Ki (Chi) is the main source of our emotions, thoughts and spiritual thinking. When our ‘energy’ or Ki is low, or the flow of Ki energy through our body is restricted and we are more likely to suffer from illness or disease (dis-ease). Conversely, when it is high we feel healthy and happy.
As a treatment, Reiki re-balances the body’s energy and can impact at the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level, allowing the body to better heal itself. Reiki energy is channelled through the practitioner to the recipient; it does not deplete the energy of the practitioner: they receive healing energy too.
Reiki works on people, plants and animals; also it can be channelled to help treat situations and other events. You can use it on yourself as well as to treat others.